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The Machine Stops – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Adam Slynn and Maria Gray in The Machine Stops

Writer: EM Forster Adaptor: Neil Duffield Director: Juliet Foster Reviewer:  Nicole Evans Living in virtual isolation in her hexagonal chamber, deep in a manufactured dystopian retreat far below the, supposedly now inhabitable, earth's surface, Vashti prepares to present her lecture on matters of the world as it was once experienced when humans lived above ground. Connected to her students, and ...

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The Machine Stops – Jacksons Lane Theatre, London

Writer: EM Forster Adaptor: Neil Duffield Director: Juliet Foster Reviewer: Stephen Bates We think of EM Forster and we think of stories about the English upper classes at home and abroad in the early part of the 20th Century. Science fiction we regard as the territory of his contemporary, HG Wells, so it comes as a surprise to discover that Neil Duffield's ...

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The Smallest Show on Earth – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writers: Thom Southerland and Paul Alexander Music and Lyrics: Irving Berlin Director: Thom Southerland Choreographer: Lee Proud Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Adapted from the 1957 British Lion film of the same name, with the classic hits of Irving Berlin weaved around the action, The Smallest Show on Earth is a wonderfully charming new musical from the pens of Thom Southerland and ...

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The Smallest Show On Earth – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writers: Thom Southerland and Paul Alexander Music and Lyrics: Irving Berlin Director: Thom Southerland Musical Director: Mark Aspinall` Choreographer: Lee Proud Reviewer: Michael Gray The Smallest Show On Earth is an intriguing marriage, a brand-new classic musical comedy, wedding the songs of Irving Berlin to the much-loved British Lion film from the 50s. The “matchmaker” here is Thom Southerland, co-writer ...

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Betty Blue Eyes – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Book: Ron Cowen &Daniel Lipman Music: George Stiles Lyrics: Anthony Drewe Director: Daniel Buckroyd Choreographer: Andrew Wright Musical Director: Richard Reeday Reviewer: Michael Gray   Not since Babe has there been such a winsome pig to tug at the heart-strings. Betty is the clandestine hog roast on the hoof in Alan Bennett's film A Private Function, now, thirty years on, ...

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